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langston hughes

Langston Hughes

By Antoine

3rd B lock

(1902 to 1967)

where he grew up
Where he grew up!!!
  • Langston was born on February 1in 1902, in a small town in Missouri called Joplin. He spent most of his childhood in Lawrence Kansas with his grandmother, but his grandmother died when he was thirteen years old. After his grandmother died he went to live with his mother and step father.
when it all began
When it all began
  • Hughes began writing when he was in the eighth grade, and began publishing his work as a high school student in his literary magazine.
a lil history
A lil history
  • Hughes began working as a bus school boy and the way he was discovered as a writer is when he had wrote three poems and he gathered up the courage to leave the on the plate of the famous poet Vachel Lindsay when he was seating at a Washington D.C. hotel, and Lindsay read and fell in love with Langston’s poems and began telling everyone that he has found a true writer.
historical period


Historical Period
  • Langston Hughes was a write in the time of the Harlem renaissance.The final historical period for study is the Harlem Renaissance: 1919-1940. The Harlem Renaissance was a period of artistic creation by African Americans which occurred primarily in Harlem, New York. During this time, African American writers published more fiction and poetry than in previous periods, black literary journals were created, and authors and artists received critical acclaim. Writers had freedom to express diverse themes through the use of various forms and literary techniques. Literature of this period illustrated the African American's reevaluation of his African heritage and pride in his racial heritage.

The major authors in this period are: Claude McKay, Zora Neal Hurston, Jean Toomer, Arna Bontemps, Countee Cullen, and Langston Hughes

some famous poems


Dream Deferred






Helen Keller

Wisdom of war


I dream a world

Some Famous Poems
most famous poem
Most Famous Poem
  • Hughes most famous poem was called the “WEARY BLUES”. He sat down in 1922 in a small hut and wrote the Weary Blues. In this poem Hughes incorporated the many elements of his life, the music of the southern black speech, the lyrics of the first blues he had ever heard, and conventional poetic forms he learned in school. While the body of the poem took shape, it took the poet two years to get the ending right. “ I could not achieve an ending I liked, although I worked and worked on it Hughes said. “ when he at last completed the poem. The Weary Blues marked the beginning of his literary career.
weary blues
Weary blues
  • The weary blues was one of the most famous poem, and the major themes of the poem is about a man in a bar playing a piano and singing in sorrow. The reason he is singing in sorrow is because he is tired of something in his life and he says that he feels dead.
major themes
Major Themes
  • Langston wrote about the hard struggle of black African Americans and the hard ships they had to go through. Langston also wrote his poems in a from the Blues or a speech.
the genres
The genres
  • Langston Hughes wrote mostly poems and short stories. He enjoyed written poems about the blacks African life and the struggle in their lives.
his death
His death
  • Langston Hughes died of complications from prostate cancer in May 22, 1967, in New York. In his memory, his residence at 20 East 127th Street in Harlem, New York City, has been given landmark status by the New York City Preservation Commission, and East 127th Street was renamed "Langston Hughes Place.
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